|Short Description:||Litrcy & Numrcy Acrss Curriclm|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070105 - Teacher Education: Secondary|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||5 March 2021|
Literacy and Numeracy across the Curriculum is a course for secondary preservice teachers in the Master of Learning and Teaching. It will focus on unpacking aspects of teaching, planning and assessing literacy and numeracy from the Australian Curriculum, underpinned by a clear understanding of relevant subject-matter knowledge and current theories of learning and teaching. The approach to teaching is based on thinking strategies and deep conceptual understandings and may be significantly different from the methods experienced in preservice teachers' own schooling. Past and present practices will be critically examined in the light of research findings, curriculum documents and teaching practice. In addition, major contemporary drivers of change in the educational environment and the implications of recent key reports and initiatives in literacy and numeracy will be addressed, as will the embedding of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Such approaches recognise the individual needs of all young Australians, identify barriers to learning literacy and numeracy that can be addressed, and empower learners to overcome anxiety if having difficulty with learning more generally.